I started posting about the foods I was eating after having my beautiful baby girl and decided to create a blog. After she was born I found that I was totally zapped of energy, my hair was falling out in clumps, I looked grey and I literally didn’t know how I would make it through the day. My daughter had reflux and terrible colic therefore only wanted to sleep in an upright position (on me) and breastfed every hour, even through the night. After 4 months I was literally exhausted. Fatigue fog was at an all time high. On little or no sleep I found myself addicted to sugar and caffeine. I would grab food as and when I could and barely sat down to enjoy a healthy nutritious meal. I knew I needed to eat better, especially as I was breastfeeding, but looking after myself was some where at the bottom of the list. To ease baby Amelie’s discomfort I tried cutting out dairy, wheat, gluten, coffee, tea, but nothing seemed to help her. I spent a fortune trying endless baby gadgets, chairs, swings, slings, and the list goes on but with no success. Finally another package arrived at the door, a really simple vibrating rocking chair – which Amelie LOVED! She loved it so much, it felt like a small miracle. Slowly but surely she would enjoy having a snooze in her vibrating rocking chair rather than on me. I could have cried with happiness, in fact I think I probably did. Gradually I managed to free up my arms to make some proper meals!
I decided to completely transform my diet to see if it had any affect on how I was feeling, as I was feeling pretty grotty by this point. And it did! I have to admit that the positive affects felt slow at first, but I was so exhausted and I don’t think I realised how neglected my body was. I’ve learnt that healing takes time and you really do need to stick with it. My health journey continues and I want to share it with you. I am passionate about health, food and spiritual well being. I have a long way to go and much more to learn but I’m sharing this blog with you to inspire you and for you to also help inspire me. Through doing this blog I plucked up the courage to do my yoga teacher training and I am now working as a yoga teacher as well as an NHS Health Advisor specialising in weight management. So small changes can lead to big things!
I hope you enjoy the little snippets of life as well as my passion for optimising health and well-being. Life is all kinds of wonderful madness.
Lots of love